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Review: Yao Fuzi Cuisine

photography by Kevin Hunter Marple

The dining room in this chic Plano spot is beautiful. It gives off a contemporary vibe, with stained hardwood floors, white walls adorned with framed Chinese characters, white tablecloths with black napkins, and a single red rose on each table. Our little two-top in the front was separated from the next table by a mini-partition of two frosted glass panels. Our only complaint on the decor is that the wooden chairs are torturously uncomfortable. However, I would sit on a bed of nails to eat there again. If only for the double-cooked pork tossed in a wok with garlic, dried red peppers, scallions, and finished with a dose of sesame oil and a spicy-sweet soy sauce. The huge serving of sliced pork mixed with wilted cabbage is surrounded by six steamed wheat buns folded into perfect little pockets to stuff with pork and cabbage. The menu has items from all over China: Shanghai lobster, Mandarin pan-fried duck, along with Cantonese and Szechwan specialties. They also offer what our waiter referred to as “the real deal”: a menu printed in Chinese where you point and order and see what comes out.

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